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It is an excellent book, Tom. It is very good, to see how mystical experiences can differ from person to person. Good on you for focusing on your own. GG has made a journal of this, as I understand. I think it would be very good for YOU to do the same, for whatever that's worth. Own those experiences and preserve them, Tom! was recently told by a guy in his 70s that the earlier you start the better, because as one ages one tends to forget chunks of experiences.
One area where we seem to differ, is in your statement here: "Basically, the stories of ancient days is pure speculation; even dogma is suspect especially if it is literalism."
As I mentioned yesterday, there is good history, and there are bad historical takes. All are not the same. If your point is taken to its logical conclusion, there is no basis to believe in the fall of Egypt ala Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, or any other account just because it's 'ancient'. The Battle of Hastings is just another story, etc etc etc.. : )Mark